The Blessings of Exile, Gospel Living!
October 18, 2015 Series: 1 Peter: Exiled Faith
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22–2:10
I. A New Life (23-25)
A. The Good News of the Word
B. A pure heart and soul
II. A New Love (1:22 & 2:1)
A. Sincere brotherly love (phileo) not wearing a mask
B. Earnest love (agape) Not stagnate but ever growing.
C. Distinctive love (rid yourself of malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy)
III. A New Longing (2:2-3)
A. A strong desire for the Word's nourishment
B. Strong desire to grow up
IV. A New Living (2:4-8)
A. A holy priesthood (comparing an OT priest and a NT priest)
B. Offering spiritual sacrifices (our bodies, our voices, serving others, sharing resources, bringing people to Christ, sacrificing desires, praying)
V. A New Likeness (2:9-10)
A. A Chosen Race
B. A Royal Priesthood
C. A Holy Nation
D. A People of God's Possession
E. A People for God's Purpose
F. A People Changed by God's Mercy
> With blessings comes responsibilities: Self-examine your obedience to the imperatives. Love One Another, Long for the Spiritual Milk of the Word.
> With blessings comes privileges: Resolve in your heart to worship and to proclaim the excellencies of Christ.